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and bar public funds from funding abortions. in california, voters defeated ballot measures to repeal the death penalty and another that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods. a separate measure to ease penalties for nonviolent offenses under california's three strikes law was approved. california voters rejected measure that would have curbed the political influence of unions. in montana, voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that would limit corporate spending on elections while colorado voters also resoundingly approved a measure @acking a constitutional amendment that would call for the same. in a historic vote, voters in colorado and washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, becoming the first u.s. states to do so and setting up a potential clash with the federal government. tuesday's elections are reports of widespread voting issues ranging from a voter machine malfunctions to up lines to a poll watcher challenges and confusion over voter id laws that have been weakened or blocked. florida voters waited up to seven hours to cast thei
california to the new york island, from the redwood forest, and to the gulf stream waters, this land is made for you and me ibidem at a special on the life and politics of woody guthrie. born 100 years ago on july 14 1912 in oklahoma, we speak with british protest singer billy bragg and will coffman. >> history has a habit of repeating itself every now and then and the songs that he was riding in the 1930's an 1940's and 50's can often have an amazing relevance for what is going on now. i think it is about time people started listening to woody guthrie again. >> and we hear the legendary folk singer pete seeger describe his first meeting with woody guthrie. >> he took over for 20 minutes and entranced everybody. i come from oklahoma, you know. it is a rich state. if you want lead, we have lead. if you want coal, we have coal in oklahoma. >> woody guthrie. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. amy goodman: commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one
two co-workers in california and when did to others before taking his own life. the california man behind an anti islam video that sparked local protest has been sentenced to a year in prison. and wednesday, he was ordered to spend 12 months behind bars for violating the terms of his probation from a prior conviction following a 2010 check fraud conviction, he was not allowed to use the internet. under the alias of sam basseley, he produced the "innocence of muslims" which produced outrage in muslim countries after been circulated online. hundreds of people gathered at the university of mississippi wednesday to denounce racism on campus. it was one day after heated protest against president obama's re-election. after the results were announced tuesday night, a crowd of several hundred gathered in anger with some reportedly shouting racial slurs. at least two people were arrested. with the 2012 election in the books, the price tag for combined spending by federal candidates, their parties and outside groups like super pacs totals more than $6 billion. the election's biggest private
by proposition in california and this is an example of when it's a really bad idea and i am certainly not going to vote yes on f. i am opposed to it. >> all right. ms. gavin. >> i am opposed to f and it's too expensive to implement and where in the world would our water from and -- good intengses and i think f is going the wrong way and i think that other municipalities buy water from us so we have to think of them also. where are they going to get their water from and where are we going to get our water from? so i say no to f. >> all right. mr. lagos. >> i agree with everyone and on the grounds it's too costly and if it's not needed. if it's not broken you don't have to fix it and i would vote no on f and in my opinion possibly a cynical ploy to privatize water distribution to san francisco, so i would definitely oppose it. >> thank you sir. mr. rogers. >> i too say no on f and the assumption with this proposition is that it would be torn down. they're studying it, so they're trying to plan or justify a reason to tear down the hetch hetchy dam and i think it's a bad idea. they have oth
three of the suspects were detained in california last week while the fourth was seized in afghanistan. they are accused of planning to meet without, militants to carry out attacks in afghanistan or yemen. dozens of undocumented college students marched tuesday to the office of kansas secretary of state kris kovach to demand he focus on his state level job instead of the anti-immigrant crackdowns across the nation. his credited with the anti- immigrant laws in arizona and alabama and continue to litigate issues related to immigration and other states. on his website, he refers to myself as a "defender of cities and states that fight illegal immigration." secretary of state kobach father lawsuit challenging president obama is deferred action program that provides temporary relief to some undocumented young people. on tuesday, students from kansas and arizona delivered a letter calling on the secretary of state to focus on his state job or resign. a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed in miami on tuesday while riding on a private bus to school. the shooting occurred in front of the vict
in california are staging a one day strike over what they say are unsafe and unsanitary conditions. the actions in illinois and california mark the latest in a series of protests against labor conditions at walmart sites nationwide. a subsidiary of bank of new york mellon has agreed to pay a $210 million fine for concealing the fraud of disgraced financier bernie madoff. prosecutors say mellon's ivy asset management unit uncovered major problems with madoff's business, but continued to profit from steering clients to his investments. in charlotte, north carolina, 9 environmental activists have been arrested after staging sit ins at bank of america branches to protest the company's financing of the coal industry. protesters temporarily shut down four branches across charlotte -- all to the banking giant's world headquarters -- accusing bank of america of "bankrolling climate change." the action was part of the rainforest action network campaign to confront the bank for its leading role in funding the coal industry. a saudi national in the united states on a student visa has been sentenced to lif
. a california woman has been fired from her job after using a racial slur against president obama on facebook and writing, maybe he will get assassinated this term denise helms later explained her comments in an interview. >> the assassination part is harsh. i am not saying that i would do that, not by any means, but if it was to happen, i would not care one bit. >> the post was part a barrage of racist references to president obama on social media following his re-election last week. republican tea party member alan westin is unwilling to can see defeat to patrick murphy, even though the state of florida says that he lost. election officials in one county are reportedly recounting some early votes. on friday, a florida judge denied a request to impound ballots and voting machines. the supreme court has announced it will hear challenges to a key provision on the landmark voting rights act of 1965. the case centers on a section of the law that requires many state and local governments with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before altering voting procedures. the money transfer
of the same coin. if you go to stanford, california, you'll see the stanford linear accelerator. you're driving down the freeway 280, there's a great big long concrete tube, two miles long. and that concrete two-mile-long tube, they fire electrons. and these electrons go right down a vacuum pipe. gotta get all the air away, they don't want to get these electrons to get obstructed. and they'll fire for two miles down that tube. and when they get to the end, boom, they smatter into particles of matter and they smash it all apart and they take a look to see what it's made of. for example if i wanna know what this watch is made of, the one way to find out what this watch is made of is to take the watch, find a concrete wall, take that watch and throw it as fast as i can. and when it splatters, take some pictures, quick. and that way i can find out what's inside. does that make sense? well, that's what the phys-ers do. they do that with atoms and they smash them apart and they see all the debris. they take photographs and they get it. well, that's what the people do at the stanford linear
victims. leslie bernstein: we have a program here at the university of southern california called the cancer surveillance program. this is one of a number of population based cancer registries around the country. a population based cancer registry defines geographic boundaries of a population and then collects information on cancer that develops in the population living within that geographic boundary. in the late 1970s, brian henderson was working at a mission hospital in new guinea when the chinese government asked him to be a consultant on cancer. dr. henderson: premiere zhou en lai had bladder cancer. in the course of his illness, he became interested in cancer and actually was a mover in getting a national register of cancer cases. a million barefoot doctors in every village in china recorded every cause of death. and then, the chinese, using relatively unsophisticated computer technology made maps of the distribution of cancer. they knew where concentrations of cancer victims were located, but not why. why was there more stomach cancer in certain parts of the country... more
to the california question no. 3, which is on medical marijuana. >> there are so many things to talk about. washington post apologized for prematurely saying elizabeth warren would win. >> let's talk about the tammy baldwin victory. that was hugely significant. all of us remember her role at the center of support for community uprising against scott walker, and when you combine that kind of pushed back of so many of us witness and her courageous position of that in the sense of aligning herself with not just the trade unions, who have showed up with tremendous support on her behalf, but also grass-roots groups, but young gay and lesbian organizations that got under covered in their role but played a big part. she is somebody who has been debated in this race. the propaganda groups tried to pick up on video she recorded on gay pride day and say, what an enforcer of trends gender behavior she is. she stood up and said, i am for defending the rights of the vulnerable to fight back, whether it is defending when men, -- defended women, maintaining a means of negotiating, or whether it is the ri
>> coming up on "california country," meet one of the hardest-working couples in the restaurant and ranching worlds. >> they're both, uh, 24/7, 7-day-a-week business, which most people think we're crazy for jumping into these 2 businesses. >> next find out about a wine that's been generations in the making. >> when i come visit in california, 1966, i say, "that's the place i'm gonna stay and i die." >> then discover a blooming business in southern california. >> and the flowers, it's just smiles. >> and saddle up as we take a step--or in this case, a stitch--back in time. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] welcome to "california country." i'm tracy sellers. we're at a really unique restaurant today. it's half-city, half-country, and all the idea of one even more unique couple. part chefs, part greeters, even part busboys, ron and his wife terri gilliland do a little bit of everything at their wildly popular roxy restaurant in sacramento. >> uh, it's nice to be able to wear different hats and not be tied down to the
. yeah! go to mypyramid.gov to find out more. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> coming up on "california country," learn how one woman is soaring with a sour fruit. >> they make everything taste a meyer lemon in tastes better because it has a meyer lemon in it. >> then it's a delta favorite. learn why these spears are so special and why they'll have you singing for your supper. >> [singing in italian] >> then it's time to stop and smell and eat the roses at this unique farm. it's all ahead, and it starts now. welcome to "california country." i'm your host, tracy sellers. we're in the bay area today, enjoying a sweet taste of success, and ironically it's all based on one sour little fruit. if you've never tried a meyer lemon, then you may just be in the minority these days. softer, juicier, and sweeter than your common household eureka lemon, the meyer has quickly built a devoted following and one that includes karen morss. she is the epitome of the statement "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade," but in her case, she took it a step further an
>> coming up on "california country": think this sweet treat just can't get any better? think again. >> oh, my! it's ready. >> it's ready? >> it's ready. >> then find out why this meal was 52 weeks in the making. >> i would like you to know that this morning at the farmers' market, we purchased everything that you're gonna have for dinner tonight. >> next, learn the hidden ranching roots behind hearst castle. and they're a summertime favorite--see what you can do with some of the season's best frt. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> ♪ la la la la la la da da da da... ♪ >> here at birk's restaurant in santa clara, they're known for being a south bay institution. since 1989, plate after heaping plate has been served up to a pretty discriminating crowd. and no matter how full they are, most leave room for dessert, desserts that are almost too pretty to eat--almost. >> here we have the orange- creamsicle-flavored ice cream. it sits on a carved-out half of a navel orange. so here is our desserts for our v.i.p. table,
. ♪ get up, get up, get up [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> coming up on "california country"...meet the face of andy boy produce. yes, there really is an andy boy. >> who is this? >> yep. it's me. >> oh. >> then she's getting her goat, but that's a good thing for this talented farmer. >> you see how comfortable the baby is? you can't carry the big one. >> then as the weather heats up, it's time to get gardening and our expert has the tips to get you started. >> think of the best salsa you've ever had. it was the fresh cilantro, wasn't it? >> it's all ahead and it starts now. take a walk through your average produce aisle these days and there are more choices than ever, but one farm has very eye-catching marketing strategy to entice you. and it all has to do with the bright picture of a little boy named andy. but have you ever stopped to wonder, who is this andy boy guy anyway? >> andy boy's my father, andy d'arrigo, he's the face on the label and a lot of people ask, is there an andy boy and i say, yes, there is. >> who is this? >> yep. i
a voltage difference. you know what i'm saying? yeah. hey, something happened in california sometime ago. well, this over 10 years now. you guys you know what a cherry picker is? it's a truck that's got a boom that goes way up and service the wires. well, it turns out, up near lake tahoe, they had a storm and some of the wires went out. they sent the cherry picker up. and the cherry picker went up there and repairing the wires and everything. all of a sudden, it slipped in the mud-- [grunts] --and shorted right against the wires. and the whole thing is more than 100,000 volts. the whole thing-- and there's a guy up there. and the guy is sitting in there, and guess what his potential is, what his voltage is? something like a hundred, maybe 120,000. he's the same high voltage, but he's okay, 'cause every part of his body, all right? now it turns out that you're not supposed to drink on the job. that he had been drinking beer. you people be knowing what happens after you drink some beer? what you gotta do? he had to go to the bathroom. but there's no bathroom up there. now, he's certainly--
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